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Bob Barker

APA-A-57113

Looks Like
Retriever / Mixed Breed (Large)

Sex
Male

Current Weight
59 lbs

Estimated Age
6 Years
7 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Retriever / Mixed Breed (Large)
Sex
Male
Current Weight
59 lbs
Estimated Age
6 Years
7 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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He may look like a big guy, but Bob Barker is an easy-going and gentle friend and an expert at the "puppy-dog eyes". It's impossible to walk past without giving him head scratches because he looks at you like that's all he needs to make his day complete. And he loves getting scratches on either side of his head, just below his ears where you'll get the full benefit of his soft fur. And he'll lean into your chest and give you kisses for as long as you'll let him. He's a laid-back kind of guy, who just wants to know what you're doing so he can do it with you.

Bob is good with other dogs and just needs a day or two to get comfortable with them. His foster brother (3 year old Basset mix) and sister (12 year old Australian Shepherd mix) are about his same size and energy level, and he gets along well with them. Rescued from a hoarding situation in North Texas, Bob can be a little shy and barky with new men, but once you've gained his trust, he is an avid cuddler. He seems to be most trusting of adult female strangers, and he will smile at women passing by until they pet him. After a little time to get aquainted, Bob becomes the most affectionate, sweet gentleman.

While Bob is relatively low energy, he perks up when he's outside and does very well on a leash. Despite some weakness in his rear legs, which have gotten a lot better since he's been in foster, he loves walking and smelling everything. On walks he becomes a different guy. As long as he's moving and has something to sniff, he is one happy pup.

Bob does well in a large crate and settles down quickly and stays quiet through the night. He's very well-mannered and quick to learn what he is and isn't allowed to do. And he loves crinkly toys. He's not much for the squeaky ones, but he really likes to pull and and chew to make that crinkle sound.

Bob is looking for a gentle person who will snuggle and protect him. He would be a great assistant to an avid gardener as he loves to be outside investigating things at his own pace. Bob isn't looking for much - a loving home with a soft bed and someone to cuddle with will make him the happiest dog in the world. Come meet this sweet boy!
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Please plan on allowing adequate time to be matched with a dog, have relevant consultations, and complete all necessary paperwork. This can take 1-2 hours in total.

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Fill out our adoption application and meet with an adoption counselor.

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You must be at least 18 years of age.

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An APA!-conducted meet-and-greet with current household dogs is recommended for most and required for some adult dogs.

Our adoption fee varies per dog depending on age, breed, and/or medical condition(s). This fee includes:

Spay or neuter surgery (Please note that an additional $100 refundable deposit is required for all dogs who are not yet spayed or neutered.)

Heartworm test on dogs 6 months and older

Current vaccinations

Deworming treatment

Microchip

Lifetime behavior support

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